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6 Benefits of a Single Speed Bike

November 4, 2022
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A single-speed bike is just as it sounds: a bike that goes at one speed and doesn’t havecomplex gears. Other bikes have multiple gear ratios, whereas a single-speed bike only hasone. That might sound like a bike with limited functions, but it provides a range of benefits –here are six of them.1: They Are...
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3 Things That Put People Off Cycling

April 21, 2022
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3 Things That Put People Off Cycling

(Unsplash CC0) By coming to this website, you are probably a cycling enthusiast. Riding a bike may be second nature to you, whether you use your two wheels for exercise, pleasure, or your daily commute to work. If you do ride your bike regularly, you will already have an understanding of the benefits of...
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The Cardio Activities Missing From Your Fitness Routine

March 3, 2022
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The Cardio Activities Missing From Your Fitness Routine

Doing cardio exercise is the best way to stay fit, boost your emotional wellbeing, and ultimately help you to feel faster and stronger in the long run. Indeed, working on a cardio activity hand in hand with a strength building activity is always going to be the best way to maintain your physique!  However,...
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Everything But Your Bike | The Essentials To Pack For Your Next Cycling Holiday

February 25, 2022
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Everything But Your Bike | The Essentials To Pack For Your Next Cycling Holiday

When heading off for a cycling holiday, the items to pack at the top of most people’s lists would be their bikes. However, it’s worth noting that for many bike-based vacations they supply you with a cycle. Of course, that is great news because it means there is much more room in your luggage...
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Careers Cyclists Should Consider

February 8, 2022
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Careers Cyclists Should Consider

Pixabay – CCO Licence When it comes to finding the perfect job or career, we are often told to find our passion if we want to be as happy and fulfilled in the workplace as we can possibly be. If you’re a dedicated cyclist, finding your passion is pretty simple, so let’s take a...
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Handle A Cycling Injury The Right Way For A Great Recovery

November 30, 2021
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Handle A Cycling Injury The Right Way For A Great Recovery

Are you an avid cyclist? If so, then it’s important to be aware of some of the issues while riding on two wheels. At some point, you might sustain an injury. If you don’t handle this the right way, then it can set you back and stop you getting the great workout that you...
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Abs at 52 Thanks to my Bike and my Cold Press Juicer

November 18, 2021
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Abs at 52 Thanks to my Bike and my Cold Press Juicer

Let me start off by saying that good metabolism and genetics do not come to me naturally. But although my body shape and condition have come from consistency and hard work, I do have two secret weapons. Secret until now. Ten years ago, I posted an article called “Abs at 42” basically because of...
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Fall Riding with the Cardiovelo from Apres Velo

October 8, 2021
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Fall Riding with the Cardiovelo from Apres Velo

It’s no secret that I’m a fair weather rider. By that, I mean I typically do not enjoy riding my bike in temperatures under about 14 celcius (57 fahrenheit). But to be totally honest, I much prefer feeling warm when I ride…..so anything under 18 celcius is too cold for me. If you’re reading...
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What You Need to Run a Successful Bike Business

September 28, 2021
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What You Need to Run a Successful Bike Business

Pexels Image When you decide to begin your own business in the bike industry you want to ensure that you have everything you need to run a truly successful business. It is also quite a niche market to go into so you will need to have some idea about how bikes work and how...
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Après Vélo Mixes Cycling and Fashion for the Win

September 6, 2021
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Après Vélo Mixes Cycling and Fashion for the Win

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wearing a cycling t-shirt every day of my life. Seriously, the only exception is for the past few years I’ve also mixed in Mudsharks shirts to my rotation….but even most of those have a bike on the back. A shark riding a bike to be...
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The Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents on the Road

June 17, 2021
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The Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents on the Road

Image from Pexels – CC0 License It’s no surprise to any road cyclist that accidents involving bicycles are pretty common. Additionally, you’re probably aware that it’s usually the driver who is at fault. However, in the absence of safe cycle paths and routes, everyone needs to learn to share the road. It’s helpful for...
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Factors to Consider when Choosing a Bicycle

June 16, 2021
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Bicycles come in various sizes and shapes and have different purposes. If you are a beginner, choosing your first bicycle might be a daunting task since there are some factors to consider before determining the right one for your particular needs. Careful considerations of such factors enable you to buy a bicycle that serves...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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